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[November 21, 2012]
Market Maker Surveillance Report. KO, BAC, HBAN, RIMM, PRU, GRPN, Bullishly Biased Price Friction For Tuesday, November 20th 2012
Nov 21, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Tuesday. Since October 2008 market makers are now required to be on the bid as much as they are on the offer and for like amounts of stock. This Fair Market Making Requirement is designed to prevent market makers from manipulating stock prices. On Tuesday there were 3943 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2782 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2686 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with Abnormal Price Friction (bullish bias) in their stock prices. This means that there was more selling than buying in the stocks and their stock prices rose. The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO), BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC), HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:HBAN), RESEARCH IN MOTION (NASDAQ:RIMM), Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU), Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN). To access Friction Factor, Naked Short Data and SqueezeTrigger Prices on all stocks please visit
Market Maker Friction Factor is shown in the chart below: Symbol Change Percent Buy Volume Buy %% Sell Volume Sell %% Net Volume Friction KO $0.010 0.03% 2,787,971 23.26% 4,810,963 40.14% -2,022,992 Abnormal BAC $0.160 1.69% 49,215,586 33.23% 58,069,385 39.21% -8,853,799 Abnormal HBAN $0.020 0.33% 6,386,099 46.62% 7,398,791 54.01% -1,012,692 Abnormal RIMM $0.250 2.58% 23,658,875 47.42% 26,081,221 52.27% -2,422,346 Abnormal PRU $0.560 1.13% 915,174 15.85% 2,994,215 51.85% -2,079,041 Abnormal GRPN $0.270 8.86% 14,317,053 46.37% 16,525,667 53.52% -2,208,614 Abnormal Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above had more selling than buying on Tuesday and their stock prices rose. The Friction Factor displays how many more shares of buying than selling are required to move a stock higher by one cent or how many more shares of selling than buying moves a stock lower by 1 cent.
For example, the chart above shows KO with 2,022,992 greater shares of selling than buying (NetVol) and the stock price was up $0.01000. This means the Market Makers were trading the stock in a way inconsistent with normal supply and demand (Economics 101); more selling than buying should cause prices to drop.
The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) - The Coca-Cola Company manufactures, distributes, and markets nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups worldwide. It principally offers sparkling and still beverages. The companys sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. Its still beverages consist of nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored waters and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. The Coca-Cola Company also offers fountain syrups, syrups, and concentrates, such as flavoring ingredients and sweeteners. It markets its nonalcoholic beverages primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta, and Sprite names. The company sells its finished beverage products primarily to distributors, and beverage concentrates and syrups to bottling and canning operators, distributors, fountain wholesalers, and fountain retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia..
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (NYSE:BAC) - Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial services to individuals, small- and middle-market businesses, corporations, and governments primarily in the United States and internationally. The companys Deposits segment generates savings accounts, money market savings accounts, certificate of deposits and IRAs, and checking accounts; and Global Card Services segment provides the U.S. consumer and business card, consumer lending, international card and debit card services. Its Home Loans & Insurance segment offers fixed and adjustable-rate first-lien mortgage loans for home purchase and refinancing needs, reverse mortgages, home equity lines of credit, and home equity loans, as well as property, casualty, life, disability, and credit insurance. The companys Global Commercial Banking segment provides commercial loans and commitment facilities, real estate lending, leasing, trade finance, short-term credit, asset-based lending, and indirect consumer loans; and capital management and treasury solutions, such as treasury management, foreign exchange, and short-term investing options. Its Global Banking & Markets segment provides financial products, advisory services, financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services; debt and equity underwriting and distribution, merger-related advisory services, and risk management products; and integrated working capital management and treasury solutions. The companys Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers advisory services, team-based investment advice and guidance, brokerage services, and wealth management solutions, as well as retirement services. Bank of America Corporation serves customers through a network of approximately 5,900 banking centers and 18,000 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1874 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina..
HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INCORPORATED (NASDAQ:HBAN) - Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as the holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial and consumer banking services. It offers deposit products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, interest bearing and non-interest bearing demand deposits, time deposits, money market deposits, and brokered deposits and negotiable certificate of deposits. The companys loan portfolio comprises home equity loans and lines of credit, first mortgage loans, direct installment loans, small business loans, automobile loans and leases, residential mortgage loans, commercial and industrial loans and leases, and commercial real estate loans. It also provides retail and commercial insurance agency services; and an array of insurance products, including individual life insurance products, such as basic term-life insurance, estate planning, group life and health insurance, property and casualty insurance, mortgage title insurance, and reinsurance for payment protection products. In addition, the company offers trust, asset management, investment advisory, brokerage, and private banking products and services; and investment banking, sales and trading of securities, mezzanine capital financing, and interest rate risk management products for corporate and institutional customers. Further, Huntington Bancshares provides mortgage banking, equipment leasing, and other financial products and services; and Internet banking and telephone banking services. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 340 banking offices in Ohio, 115 in Michigan, 56 in Pennsylvania, 50 in Indiana, 28 in West Virginia, and 13 banking offices in Kentucky, as well as 9 private banking offices in Florida, 1 foreign office in the Cayman Islands, and 1 foreign office in Hong Kong. It also operated approximately 1,300 automated teller machines. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio..
RESEARCH IN MOTION (NASDAQ:RIMM) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company, through the development of integrated hardware, software, and services, provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information, including email, phone, short messaging service, and Internet and Intranet-based applications and browsing. Its products and services principally comprise the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools, and other software and hardware. The companys BlackBerry smartphones use wireless, push-based technology that delivers data to mobile users business and consumer applications. Its BlackBerry smartphone portfolio includes BlackBerry Bold series, the BlackBerry Torch, BlackBerry Curve series, the BlackBerry Style, BlackBerry Storm series, the BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry Pearl series, and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The companys BlackBerry enterprise solutions comprise BlackBerry enterprise server, BlackBerry enterprise server express, BlackBerry mobile voice system, and hosted BlackBerry services. Its technology also enables third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services through software development kits, wireless connectivity to data, and third-party support programs. In addition, the company offers BlackBerry technical support services, non-warranty repairs, and nonrecurring engineering services. Further, it provides BlackBerry App World that offers BlackBerry smartphone users an electronic catalogue that aids in the discovery and download/purchase of applications directly from their BlackBerry smartphone. The company markets and sells its BlackBerry wireless solutions primarily through global wireless communications carriers, and third party distribution channels. Research In Motion Limited was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada..
Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) - Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers various financial products and services in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The company operates through three divisions: The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and The International Insurance and Investments. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products, as well as offers retirement investment and income products and services to retirement plan sponsors in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. This division also provides investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division offers individual variable life, term life, and universal life insurance products; and group life, long-term and short-term group disability, long-term care, and group corporate-, bank-and trust-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. This division also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages, as well as provides plan administrative services; and offers preferred provider and indemnity dental coverage plans to clients. The International Insurance and Investments division provides international individual life insurance products in Japan, Korea, and other foreign countries; and offers proprietary and non-proprietary asset management, investment advice, and services to retail and institutional clients internationally. In addition, the company engages in real estate brokerage franchise business, which involves marketing its franchises to the real estate companies. Further, it provides institutional clients and government agencies with various services in connection with the relocation of their employees. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey..
Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) - GREATER PA CORP.
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